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AS 332 Super Puma  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1981
Maiden Flight: 13 September 1978
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: AS 332C Super Puma, AS 332C1e Super Puma, AS 332L Super Puma, AS 332L1e Super Puma, AS332 and H215M
Origin: France
Corporations: Airbus Helicopters
Parent System: Puma
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): September 1968
Maiden Flight: 15 April 1965
Total Production: 1,048
Family Members: AS 532 Cougar, AS 532SC Cougar, EC225e, H215, H225, H225M and SA 330 Puma
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Description: The Aerospatiale, thereafter Eurocopter and now Airbus Helicopters, SA 330 Puma is a medium lift multi-purpose helicopter designed in the 1960s to meet the requirements of the French Army for an all-weather transport helicopter. The prototype flew for the first time on April 15, 1965. The first production aircraft performed its maiden flight in September 1968. The United Kingdom's Royal Air Force (RAF) joined the SA 330 Puma program through an agreement signed in 1967. In 1981, Aerospatiale introduced the second generation Puma featuring stretched fuselage and more powerful engines. Known as the AS 332 Super Puma or AS 552 Cougar, the prototype first flew in September 1978. The third generation of the Puma helicopter family developed by Eurocopter first flew in November 2000. The civil version is called EC 225 Super Puma and the military version EC 725 Cougar. These aircraft feature a five-bladed main rotor, more powerful engines, state-of-the-art avionics, glass cockpit, more cabin room and improved performance. The EC 225 and EC 725 helicopters achieved initial operational capability in 2004/2005. More than 1,000 Puma/Super Puma/Cougar helicopters have been produced for customers worldwide.

The AS 332 Super Puma was originally designed for the civil market. The AS 332C retaining the SA 330s fuselage was the initial version introduced in 1981. The AS 332L Super Puma features a stretched fuselage and was introduced in 1982 remaining as the production version for the civilian market primarily for use by offshore oil exploitations. The Super Puma and Cougar helicopters are powered by two Turbomeca Makila 1A1 or 1A2 turboshafts driving a four-bladed main rotor and four-bladed tail rotor. The Eurocopter AS332L1e Super Puma is an enhanced version of the AS332L1 helicopter incorporating the advanced cockpit and automatic flight control systems employed on the EC225 and EC725 helicopters. This will offer enhanced flight envelope protection and increased safety levels, along with full compatibility for such new-generation mission equipment as Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) sensors, Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS), digital map units, and Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS). The AS332L1e was launched at Heli-Expo 2011.

AS 332 Super Puma Specifications

Crew: 2
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 25
Tail Rotor Blades: 4
Dimensions
Height: 4.60 meter (181 inch)
Length: 16.3 meter (641 inch)
Main Rotor Diameter: 15.6 meter (614 inch)
Width: 3 meter (118 inch)
Performance
Ceiling: 7,620 meter (25,000 foot)
Max Range: 776 kilometer (419 nautical mile)
Power
Max Power at TakeOff: 3,178 shp (2,371 kW)
Speed
Cruise Speed: 259 kph (140 KTAS)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 279 kph (151 KTAS)
Time
Flight Endurance: 4 hour (240 minute)
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 9,350 kilogram (20,613 pound)
Payload: 4,500 kilogram (9,921 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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AS 332 Super Puma News

There are 9 news between
21 Oct 2008 and 19 Dec 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016Airbus Helicopters delivers final H215M to the Chilean Army
Wednesday, March 2, 2016Finnish Border Guard Takes Delivery of its First H215 Helicopter
Tuesday, November 17, 2015Airbus Helicopters Launches H215 Rotorcraft as Super Puma Successor
Tuesday, February 25, 2014Airbus Helicopters Unveils New AS332 C1e Helicopter and Starlite Orders Two More
Friday, January 17, 2014Bolivian Air Force Orders Six Super Puma AS332 C1e Helicopters
Thursday, December 20, 2012Finnish Border Guard Orders Two AS332 L1e Super Puma Helicopters for Maritime Search and Rescue Missions
Wednesday, November 7, 2012Starlite Aviation Group Becomes the Launch Customer for New Super Puma AS332 C1e Helicopter
Tuesday, February 16, 2010Eurocopter Super Puma/Cougar/EC225 Helicopter Family Marks Four Million Flight Hours
Tuesday, October 21, 2008Eurocopter and PTDI Sign Partnership Agreement for Manufacturing of Super Puma MKII Airframes

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Bolivia6
Aircraft ordered by the government of Bolivia to fight drug trafficking (6 AS332 C1e)
Chile10
Super Puma
China10
Aircraft ordered by COHC (10 AS 332L1s)
Finland2
Aircraft ordered by Finnish Border Guard (2 AS332 L1 Super Puma)
Gabon?
AS 332L1
Indonesia?
Super Puma
Ireland4
Aircraft ordered by Starlite Aviation Group (4)
Japan?
AS 332L

Grand Total 329
Propulsion Systems
Makila 1A1x2
Makila 1A2x2
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